Faculty Professional Improvement Leave | Department of Economics Handbook | Kent State University

Faculty Professional Improvement Leave

Faculty Professional Improvement Leaves are available to qualified Faculty when authorized by the University.  Faculty taking such a leave receive all or part of their salary (depending on the length of the leave) and full benefits.  Taking a Faculty Professional Improvement Leave creates an obligation to return to the University and teach for a period specified by University policy.  Since the purpose of a Faculty Professional Improvement Leave is to allow Faculty to improve professional knowledge and skills, faculty requesting such a leave are expected to submit a detailed proposal indicating how this is to be accomplished, and a report following conclusion of the leave.  (See UPR 6-12 and 6-12.101).